The South Island

Te Wāipounamu - "Waters of Greenstone" is the maori name for the South Island of NEW ZEALAND.
We like to call it... the backyard.
 
This isn't your typical backyard, this is a land that's beauty is as glorious and as awe-inspiring as Earth can offer. Effectively a floating fossil of Gondwanaland, the South Island has all the qualities of a continent. One of the last, great, untouched wilderness areas found in the Southern Hemisphere, having close to 3 million hectares of it recognised as a World Heritage site. "Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand" as it is offically known as is a UNESCO World Heritage Area encapsulating Fiordland, Mt Aspiring, Westland Tai Poutini and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Parks; making up a natural wilderness that is quite simply as good as it gets.
 
 
  • Into to the Wild

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    Earth's wilderness areas are not as common as they once were, yet most of the South Island is wild. Here, untamed rivers flow through mountainous terrain where fish & game are in high abundance. Beneath New Zealand's highest peaks & icefields are hundreds of rivers, streams & spring creeks that course their way through vast stretches of undisturbed wilderness.

    *Stravon Safaris holds concessions to land on conservation lands throughout the South Island, providing further wilderness experiences.